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  • Vitor Faverani (knee) could be cleared in Nov
    Vitor Faverani (knee) could be cleared for practice in late November or early December.

    Advice: It sounds like the team isn't going to waive him, but it's possible they still do so. Faverani has no fantasy value. Rotoworld.com
    31 minutes ago
  • Lucas Nogueira to play on Wednesday
    Lucas Nogueira (groin) will play on Wednesday.

    Advice: He has been out all preseason with his groin injury and needed six weeks to recover from the injury over the summer. Nogueira is a big project and won't have fantasy value this season. Rotoworld.com
    50 minutes ago
  • Kevin Martin getting rest on Wednesday
    Kevin Martin will not play on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's just getting some rest and looks to be over his groin injury. It's probably just a matter of time before something else bothers Martin, so fantasy owners might want to look elsewhere in the later rounds. Rotoworld.com
    58 minutes ago
  • Corey Brewer getting some rest on Wed.
    Corey Brewer will not play on Wednesday.

    Advice: He's likely just getting some rest. Brewer is not very effective in halfcourt sets, so it's hard to imagine him thriving with Kevin Love out of the picture. He's not worth drafting in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:57 pm
  • Zaza Pachulia still out with hammy injury
    Zaza Pachulia (hamstring) will not play on Wednesday.

    Advice: His injury doesn't sound serious, but there's still a chance he misses the opener. Pachulia is not a fantasy option. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:30 pm
  • Paul Pierce (knee) won't play on Wednesday
    Paul Pierce (knee) will not play against the Knicks on Wednesday.

    Advice: It's just a knee bruise for Pierce and he's fully expected to be ready to go next week. Pierce's minutes and usage rate will be headed south this year, so he's more of a late-round target in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:16 pm
  • Ty Lawson (hamstring) misses practice
    Ty Lawson (hamstring) missed practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: There's a good chance he's not going to play again in the preseason, but he is closer to probable for the opener next week. Lawson's injuries are starting to pile up and he'll be a risky player to own. Although, he could have a huge season now that he has some help. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:14 pm
  • Dwight Howard and Trevor Ariza out Wednesday
    Dwight Howard and Trevor Ariza will not play on Wednesday night against the Magic.

    Advice: Dwight won't get to face his old team in the last road game of the preseason and there has been no word of his knee injury being a factor in this decision. He should be ready to go to start the season and will look to bounce back from a mildly disappointing 2013-14. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:41 pm
  • Mike Miller in shooting slump this preseason
    Cavs coach David Blatt attributed Mike Miller's preseason shooting slump to the second-unit players he's shared the court with.

    Advice: "We didn't have a lot of opportunities to put Mike on the floor with the kind of lineups that are good for him," said Blatt. "Mike obviously is best for him when he's on the floor with a lot of the creative players so he can spot-up and do what he does best." Given the Cavs' depth on the wings, Miller's fantasy value is strictly limited to a handful of 3-pointers. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:37 am
  • Shumpert one of Phil Jackson's 'favorites'
    Iman Shumpert is one of Phil Jackson's "favorites" on the Knicks' roster, and Jackson called him "simply our best on-ball defender" against SGs and bigger PGs.

    Advice: Jackson criticized Shumpert's "very inconsistent" shooting mechanics, but he's confident that Shump will bounce back offensively after averaging just 6.7 points on 37.8 percent shooting last season. The starting SG job is Shumpert's to lose and his ability to chip in consistent 3-pointers and steals makes him a late-round option in deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:48 am
  • Wolves may take fewer 3-pointers this season
    Wolves coach Flip Saunders said that Minnesota took "way too many" 3-pointers last season, even though they ranked 16th in attempts per game.

    Advice: The Wolves finished 26th in 3-point percentage last year, and with Kevin Love gone Saunders is just acknowledging that he doesn't have the personnel to rely on 3-pointers. Kevin Martin should have a green light from beyond the arc, as will Robbie Hummel and Chase Budinger, and fantasy owners can hope for a slight uptick from Ricky Rubio after he averaged only 0.5 per game last year. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:02 am
  • Shawn Marion expected to start at SF on Wed.
    Shawn Marion is expected to start at SF on Wednesday, with LeBron James getting a scheduled day of rest.

    Advice: The 15-year veteran produced to the tune of 10.4 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.2 steals last year with Dallas, but he also averaged 32 minutes per game. His minutes will take a major hit behind LeBron James in Cleveland, dooming him to irrelevance in standard fantasy leagues. Just make a note that he'll likely start at SF if anything happens to LeBron. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:52 am
  • Alonzo Gee makes Nuggets' reg. season roster
    Alonzo Gee has made the Nuggets' regular season roster after 3.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.2 steals in 16 minutes per game during the preseason.

    Advice: Gee is third on the depth chart at SF, behind Danilo Gallinari and Wilson Chandler, and he may not even crack the rotation during the regular season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:57 am
  • George Hill (knee) iffy for Thursday
    George Hill is listed as questionable for Thursday's game after suffering a left knee contusion on Tuesday night.

    Advice: "It swelled up pretty good so we’ll see how he is tomorrow and take it day to day," coach Frank Vogel said after Tuesday's game. Hill should be ready to go for the start of the regular season, and we're expecting him to be considerably better this season than last. Donald Sloan is pushing C.J. Watson for back up duties, but Hill is the guy you want to own. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:41 pm
  • DeAndre Jordan picking up where he left off
    DeAndre Jordan had 13 points, nine rebounds, five assists, three steals and one block in a losing effort on Tuesday, while making 5-of-8 FGs and 3-of-6 FTs.

    Advice: He's picking up right where he left off last season, shooting 76 percent over the past five games while racking up copious rebounds, steals and blocks. His FT shooting is worse than ever (37 percent in the preseason), so roto owners must be wary of his ability to tank a category single-handedly. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:24 pm
  • Wes Johnson stuffs stat sheet in Lakers' loss
    Wes Johnson finished Tuesday's loss with 15 points, three 3-pointers, eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and three blocks, but he also committed eight turnovers and missed a critical pair of free throws.

    Advice: Xavier Henry (knee) and Nick Young (thumb) are both out of commission, which helps Johnson's cause, but he may hold onto a starting job even when L.A. is at full strength. This was his first double-digit scoring game of the preseason but has unique fantasy appeal after averaging 1.3 triples, 1.1 steals and 1.0 blocks for the depleted Lakers last season. Give him a look if you need a swingman in the final round. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:01 pm
  • George Hill leaves with knee contusion
    George Hill suffered a knee contusion on Tuesday and will not return to the game.

    Advice: If you're going to have a knee injury, a contusion is the way to go. He's day-to-day and finishes with 14 points, five rebounds, three assists and a 3-pointer. He's looking for a bounce-back season as the Pacers' starting point guard, and he's looked good in the preseason. Consider him day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:49 pm
  • Ty Lawson could play in Friday finale
    Ty Lawson (hamstring) could play in Friday's preseason finale against the Warriors.

    Advice: This is good news, as it means he's close to being ready. He is hoping to play in order to keep his conditioning intact, but even if he doesn't play, all signs are him being ready for opening night. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:48 pm
  • Paul Pierce (knee) traveling w/ Wizards
    Paul Pierce (bruised knee) is traveling with the Wizards for Wednesday's game in New York.

    Advice: Whether he plays is another question, but the injury doesn't seem serious enough to jeopardize his availability on opening night. He'll have a healthy role in the Wizards' offense, especially while Bradley Beal is out, and he's a safe target in the late rounds. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:48 pm
  • Ty Lawson (hamstring) ruled out vs. Blazers
    Ty Lawson (hamstring) will not play vs. the Blazers on Tuesday.

    Advice: He left Saturday's game with "tightness" in his hamstring and this doesn't appear to be a serious injury. Nevertheless, mounting health concerns are enough to knock Lawson down a peg in fantasy drafts. A serious ankle injury suffered last May prevented him from running until July and it caused the Nuggets "some concern" as recently as mid-October. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:43 am
  • Paul Pierce (rest/knee) out Monday vs. NO
    Paul Pierce (rest/knee) will not suit up for Monday's exhibition against the Pelicans.

    Advice: Pierce had a hard fall during Friday's preseason game, and he did not participate in Sunday's practice, but the injury is not considered serious. Pierce should be ready to go for opening night, and he's shaping up to be a great value pick in the later rounds of standard leagues for his ability to contribute to all areas of the stat sheet. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 3:55 pm
  • Ty Lawson (hamstring) not likely for Tuesday
    Ty Lawson (hamstring) is not expected to suit up for Tuesday's preseason game vs. Portland.

    Advice: The injury is not considered serious, and the team is likely just being cautious with their star point guard. Lawson averaged 17.6 points, 8.8 assists, 3.5 rebounds, 1.2 three-pointers, 1.6 steals, and 3.2 turnovers with the Nuggets last season, but there is some concern that he is an injury risk as he was only able to suit up for 62 games. Lawson is a bit of a risk/reward pick this season, and news of this hamstring injury, regardless of its seriousness, could see him fall down a bit on owners’ draft boards. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 1:04 pm
  • Zaza Pachulia out with a hammy injury
    Zaza Pachulia (hamstring) will not play against the Knicks on Monday.

    Advice: He suffered the injury on Friday and has been one of the slowest healers in the NBA over the past couple season. Pachulia is not worth drafting in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:03 am
  • Dwight Howard (knee) looks good in 11 minutes
    Dwight Howard (knee) shook off a slow start to finish Sunday's exhibition with 11 points, eight rebounds, one steal and two blocks in just 17 minutes vs. the Warriors.

    Advice: This was Dwight's first exhibition action since Oct. 7 but he showed minimal rust, and should be ready to go for the Rockets' season opener. Owners willing to accept his awful FT shooting should benefit from stats right around his 2013-14 averages -- 18.3 points on 59.1 percent shooting, 12.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.8 blocks per game. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:56 pm
  • Kevin Martin (groin) back in action w/ 13 pts
    Kevin Martin (groin) returned to action with 13 points, one 3-pointer, three rebounds, two assists and two steals in just 21 minutes during Sunday's road win vs. the Thunder.

    Advice: He missed the Wolves' previous three exhibitions, but his return for a meaningless game indicates that he's fully recovered. Martin is locked into the starting SG job for opening night and could be a solid top-80 fantasy value, but as usual the biggest question is whether he'll stay healthy during an 82-game season. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:34 pm
  • Corey Brewer quiet in start at SF vs. Thunder
    Corey Brewer had five points, one 3-pointer, three rebounds, three assists and two steals as the Wolves' starting SF on Sunday.

    Advice: The starting wing positions belong to Kevin Martin and Andrew Wiggins, leaving Brewer to mop up minutes with the second unit. He'll be vying with guys like Mo Williams, Zach LaVine and Chase Budinger, so you'll have to crouch to see Brewer's fantasy ceiling this season. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 6:53 pm
  • Kevin Martin (groin) back in action Sunday
    Kevin Martin will return from his groin injury as a starter vs. the Thunder on Sunday.

    Advice: Minnesota has been very cautious with their veteran SG this preseason, which has opened up more minutes for guys like Zach LaVine, Corey Brewer, J.J. Barea and Glenn Robinson III. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 3:18 pm
  • Paul Pierce (knee bruise) held out Sunday
    Paul Pierce (knee bruise) was held out of practice on Sunday.

    Advice: He suffered the injury during Friday's game and was eventually cleared to return. He's not expected to play in Monday's exhibition but should be ready to go for the season opener, and his 3-point shooting alone makes him a solid pick in the later rounds. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:40 am
  • Ty Lawson (hamstring) can't finish Sat. game
    Ty Lawson could not finish Saturday's game due to a tight hamstring.

    Advice: Uh oh. It doesn't sound serious and at least it's not to his ankle, but any Lawson injury will trigger the alarm bells. He did have a hamstring injury last season, so this is not something to ignore. He's probably not worth drafting in the top 30 anymore. And if he's going to miss time, Randy Foye will suddenly become quite relevant in fantasy. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:03 pm
  • George Hill flirts with a triple-double Sat.
    George Hill filled up the stat sheet against the Mavs on Saturday with 10 points, nine rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers on 3-of-11 from the field.

    Advice: If David West (ankle) misses time, Hill is going to be a huge part of the offense. He was more of an off-the-ball guy last season, but that'll change. The former Spur will always be known for being dealt for Kawhi Leonard, but he'll have his best chance to produce this year. He's a high-upside target in the late-middle rounds. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:41 pm
  • Pachulia leaves game with hamstring issue
    Zaza Pachulia left Friday's exhibition against the Wolves with a hamstring issue and did not return.

    Advice: Pachulia logged 13 minutes with eight points, one assist and one steal before checking out. We'll update you as soon as know the severity of the injury. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:37 pm
  • Pierce calls it an early night after scare
    Paul Pierce hit the ground hard just before halftime of Friday's exhibition and started clutching his knee, but after being assisted to the locker room he was cleared to return to the game.

    Advice: Per the TV broadcast, Pierce parlayed the situation into an early shower and a head start on Friday night's activities. If you ever see him writhing around in pain, chances are he's going to emerge from the locker room and lay the hammer down. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:03 pm
  • Paul Pierce will play on Friday vs. Hornets
    Paul Pierce will suit up for Friday's preseason game vs. the Hornets.

    Advice: Pierce was rested during Wednesday's exhibition, but he'll make a return to the lineup on Friday. Pierce's ability to contribute to all areas of the stat sheet make him a viable option, and he figures to be a value pick late in drafts. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:26 pm
  • Olajuwon thinks Howard can have MVP-type year
    Hakeem Olajuwon thinks Dwight Howard is ready to have an MVP-type season.

    Advice: "I could see last year when I worked with him in camp that there were some things that he could not do. Or they were things that he did not think he could do," said Olajuwon. "The difference now is that he is fit and those doubts are gone... He should have a season that makes everyone vote for him as MVP." Howard can be a great addition to a fantasy squad that is tanking the free throw category, with solid contributions to points, rebounds, blocks, and field goal percentage. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:21 pm
  • Shawn Marion getting rest vs. the Mavs
    Shawn Marion will not play against the Mavericks on Friday.

    Advice: It's just a rest day and it's a little interesting he doesn't play against his former team. Marion is only worth a look in extremely deep leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:38 am
  • Ty Lawson hands out 10 assists
    Ty Lawson handed out 10 assists against the Warriors on Thursday to go with eight points, one rebound, one steal and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He did only shoot 1-of-8 from the field and he's in a mini-slump after a hot start. Lawson's production won't be the issue and all eyes will be on his ankles. His ceiling makes him a solid target in the third round. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:34 pm
  • Dwight Howard (knee) hopes to play Sunday
    Dwight Howard (knee) is hoping to play Sunday against the Golden State Warriors.

    Advice: Howard has been dealing with a sore knee for the past week, and has missed multiple preseason games as a result. Injuries have limited Howard from the dominant force he once was, but he still carries a ton of fantasy value. He can score, grab rebounds, and block shots at an above average clip, however potential owners must be willing to sacrifice free three percentage if they draft him. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:32 pm
  • Kevin Martin (groin) most likely out on Fri
    Kevin Martin (groin) will most likely sit out the Timberwolves' preseason game on Friday.

    Advice: Martin has been making progress as of late, but the Timberwolves will continue to exercise caution and most likely hold him out of Friday's preseason action. Martin's ability to score and hit three-pointers are the crux of his fantasy value, but it remains to be seen what kind of role he will have in Minnesota given the influx of youth within the franchise. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:07 pm
  • Kevin Martin (groin) could play Sunday
    Kevin Martin (groin) could play on Sunday.

    Advice: There was a chance he could play on Friday, but it doesn't sound like it. Martin has been battling his groin strain since Oct. 4, but he should be ready for the the season opener. Andrew Wiggins will likely be higher on the totem pole for offense, so Martin is a little more trouble than he's worth. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:41 am
  • George Hill posts nice line in loss
    George Hill hit 5-of-9 shots for 11 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals in Wednesday's loss to Cleveland.

    Advice: In his three preseason game Hill is averaging 13 points, 4.3 rebounds, 5.4 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.3 3-pointers per game. After another disappointing season last year, Hill looks like a very promising point guard prospect this season, and can be had in the later rounds of most drafts. The depleted Pacers will need everything he can give. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:28 pm
  • Paul Pierce getting some rest on Wed.
    Paul Pierce will be rested against Maccabi Haifa on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is not injured and tonight will allow the younger guys to get more minutes. Pierce will see minutes in the mid-20s this year, but he could still put up mid-round value while he's active. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 2:37 pm
  • Kevin Martin (groin) practices on Wednesday
    Kevin Martin (groin) practiced on Wednesday and has a chance to play on Friday.

    Advice: His adductor injury has kept him on the sidelines since Oct. 4 and coach Flip Saunders said Martin's status on Thursday will be a factor for playing him on Friday. Martin has a laundry list of injuries and he'll probably have something else pop up on him later in the season. There are probably better players to grab in the early-late rounds. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:25 am
  • Shawn Marion starts in place of LeBron
    Shawn Marion started in place of the resting LeBron James on Tuesday and had 11 points, seven rebounds, a steal and a block in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Marion's fantasy value is going to take a big hit playing behind LeBron all season, so don't target him unless you're in a really deep draft. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:18 pm
  • Zaza Pachulia scores 12 in start for Bucks
    Zaza Pachulia started at center on Tuesday and had 12 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block.

    Advice: Larry Sanders, who's dealing with the flu, got the night off, as each regular for the Bucks does in the preseason, so Pachulia got a chance to shine. He's proven he can play and is having a good preseason, but it would likely take an injury or two for him to become relevant in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:49 pm
  • Iman Shumpert starts at SG for Knicks
    Iman Shumpert started at SG for the Knicks on Tuesday and had 12 points, four rebounds, four assists and a 3-pointer on 5-of-10 shooting in 21 minutes.

    Advice: It looks like J.R. Smith and Tim Hardaway might come off the bench, and if it happens, Shumpert could be your opening-night starter. But really, Hardaway has been playing the best of this group thus far. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 6:56 pm
  • Kevin Martin (groin) expected back by Sunday
    Kevin Martin (groin) went through portions of Tuesday's practice and he's expected to be back in action for Sunday's exhibition.

    Advice: K-Mart may sit out Friday's game as a precaution but he's on pace to be fully recovered for Minnesota's season opener. The SG job belongs to Martin, and if he stays healthy he should return late-middle round value on the strength of his scoring, 3-pointers and typically great FT shooting. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:50 am
  • Lawson (ankle) logs 24 minutes on Monday
    Ty Lawson (ankle) played 24 minutes in Monday's preseason game, scoring two points on 1-of-3 shooting (0-for-4 FTs) with three rebounds, seven assists, one steal and four turnovers.

    Advice: Lawson has been playing through injuries dating back to his North Carolina days and his ankle will likely be an issue he deals with for the rest of his career, though it's too early to say with any certainty that it will be a major detriment this season. The Nuggets have a lot of depth at guard this season and an incremental downtick in minutes could make sense for all involved. Owners may want to bump Lawson slightly down due to his growing injury risk. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:08 pm
  • Shumpert (hamstring) looks fine in ugly loss
    Iman Shumpert (hamstring) looked fine in Monday's preseason loss to the Raptors, logging 19 minutes with six points, three rebounds, six assists and one steal in 19 minutes.

    Advice: Shumpert had a nice dunk and the assists were a nice touch, but this was a garbage game and not too much should be gleaned from it. The Knicks are struggling to grasp the new Triangle Offense, and they'll get better as the year goes on, with Shumpert profiling as an interesting piece for his ability to cut without the ball. He needs to make a major move to secure playing time before standard league owners should consider him on draft day. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:44 pm
  • Dwight Howard (knee) out Tuesday vs. Pelicans
    Dwight Howard (knee) will not play in Tuesday's preseason game vs. the Pelicans.

    Advice: The injury is not considered serious, and he'd likely be playing if this were the regular season. If you're okay with never winning the free throw category, Dwight is a solid player to own as he averaged 18.3 points, 12.2 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks on 59.1 percent shooting from the field with the Rockets last season. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 13, 12:45 pm
  • Dwight Howard (knee) out on Monday night
    Dwight Howard (knee) will not play on Monday against the Suns.

    Advice: It's just a sore knee and this injury shouldn't linger into the preseason. Howard has said he's returned from injury too soon earlier in his career, so he'll be erring on the side of caution this time around. Tarik Black was outstanding on Thursday and will get another chance to shine. Joey Dorsey will also get more run. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 13, 9:47 am
  • Vitor Faverani (knee surgery) out 6-8 weeks
    Vitor Faverani had left knee surgery on Monday and will miss the next 6-8 weeks.

    Advice: He had the procedure to clean up inflammation and evaluate his meniscus. Faverani has dealt with a litany of knee injuries in his two seasons, so he might have a tough time making the roster this year. Fantasy owners can ignore him for now. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 13, 8:40 am
  • Celtics may waive Vitor Faverani
    The Celtics may waive Vitor Faverani due to his troublesome knee injury.

    Advice: The Celtics have more than 15 players on their roster, so it makes sense for them to waive him. Faverani is in Spain to get a second opinion on his knee, so another surgery might be the straw that broke the camel's back for the big man. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 13, 7:52 am
  • DeAndre Jordan makes 4-of-4 FGs, 3-of-9 FTs
    DeAndre Jordan racked up 11 points and eight rebounds with a steal and a block in 26 minutes of action on Sunday, making all four of his FG attempts.

    Advice: Jordan's FT shooting was awful, to nobody's surprise, as he made just 3-of-9 freebies. He also picked up five fouls and this line underscores two reasons the Clippers splurged on Spencer Hawes this offseason -- he's insurance for when Jordan gets in foul trouble, and he gives L.A. a late-game option for offense/defense substitutions, having shot 78.3 percent from the FT line last year. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 8:51 pm
  • Shaw: Ty Lawson's ankle causes 'some concern'
    Nuggets coach Brian Shaw admitted that there is "some concern" about Ty Lawson's ongoing left ankle injury, but he's not sure if he'll rest Lawson for any preseason games.

    Advice: "I haven't really been killing him in practice or even in games. I'm cognizant of [the injury]," Shaw said. "But once again, it's something that he's going to have to work himself through ... It's that fine line because you want guys to continue to build up their stamina and their conditioning and be sharp." Lawson, who injured his ankle late last season, is expected to wear a small brace as a precaution this year. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 3:58 pm
  • Dwight Howard (knee) doubtful to play Monday
    Dwight Howard (sore knee) is doubtful to play on Monday and he may also sit out Tuesday's exhibition.

    Advice: Howard skipped Sunday's practice but his continued absence is just a precaution. The eight-time All-Star won't risk aggravating a minor injury during meaningless games but he should be ready to go on opening night. His fantasy appeal hinges on owners' willingness to punt FTs, and even then he's a less appealing option than Andre Drummond. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 1:30 pm
  • Ty Lawson (ankle) sits out end of practice
    Ty Lawson (ankle) started Sunday's practice but he did not finish, leaving him questionable for Monday's road game in Chicago.

    Advice: Lawson spent much of his offseason recovering from a severe sprain and "minor bone damage" in his left ankle. It's unclear if he tweaked the ankle or merely sat out the end of practice as a precaution, but fantasy owners should monitor his health closely with the regular season approaching. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 1:23 pm
  • Faverani (knee) seeks out second opinion
    Vitor Faverani (knee) traveled to Spain on Saturday to seek out a second opinion on his balky left knee.

    Advice: Pending the results, Faverani could be headed for another surgery to alleviate the lingering swelling he's been experiencing. We'll update the situation as more information becomes available, but from a fantasy standpoint, Faverani is completely off the radar. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 11:24 am
  • George Hill (rest) out Sunday vs. Dallas
    George Hill (rest) will not play in Sunday's preseason game vs. the Mavericks.

    Advice: Hill will be asked to step it up on the offensive end this season with Paul George on the sidelines and Lance Stephenson no longer in town. He doesn't have any competition for minutes, and should be able to return solid value as a mid-round selection in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 12, 10:32 am
  • Zaza Pachulla plays well off Bucks bench
    Zaza Pachulia had 12 points, 11 rebounds and a block in just 19 minutes on Saturday.

    Advice: He looked very good, but as long as guys like Larry Sanders and John Henson are healthy, Pachulia should be nothing more than a role player. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 11, 9:02 pm
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